The Open Source Application Template Makes it Easy to Put Misty II to Work as a Concierge or Greeter in a Variety of Settings
Misty Robotics, the creators of the Misty II platform robot, today announced the launch of the Misty as a Concierge application template, which provides developers with a robust starting point to build robot skills and quickly put Misty II to work. The Misty II application templates are open source code for developers to build upon and customize for a specific assignment or task. The Misty as a Concierge application template has utility in environments such as entertainment and sports venues, hotels, eldercare, retail, commercial real estate, museums, and more.
"Since the launch of Misty II, we have received interest for a variety of use cases and wanted to provide developers a fast and easy way to get started using Misty in a business environment. One of the most popular requests has been to use Misty as a concierge or office greeter so we created the Misty as a Concierge application template to give developers a starting point to accelerate deployment," said Ian Bernstein, Founder and Head of Product of Misty Robotics. "With more utility application templates planned in 2020, we will continue to support our mission to help the community make robots a useful part of our daily lives in business and personal settings."
The Misty as a Concierge application template leverages her ability to detect humans in her presence, greet them, and interact with them to provide information and responses to their questions by integrating with third-party APIs such as FourSquare, etc. Developers can extend the utility of the concierge robot skill with other capabilities such as reservations, point of sale systems, call for assistance, directions, etc.
The application templates created by Misty Robotics will consist of the code that facilitates the skill, an implementation guide as well as a recorded workshop on how to use it. While initially seeded by Misty Robotics, templates will be supported and maintained by the community where developers are invited to extend the utility of the application and contribute their own code.
The Misty as a Concierge application template has practical use in a wide range of settings, including:
Hospitality - Hotels (in room and lobby), Luxury Suites in Entertainment Venues
Eldercare - Facilities (in room, lobby, central gathering rooms), Individual Homes
Retail - Front Desk, Non-staffed locations e.g. printing desk, Floor Displays e.g. a new car showroom, in-store display
Commercial Real Estate - Front Lobby, Meeting Rooms, Visitor Centers
Healthcare - Hospitals (in room and lobby), Dr. Offices
Education - School lobby, Front offices
Museums - Front lobby, Specialized installations
Marketing - Events and activations
The Misty as a Concierge application template can be downloaded at https://github.com/MistySampleSkills/Misty-Concierge-Template. To purchase the Misty II robot please visit: www.mistyrobotics.com.
About Misty Robotics:
Misty Robotics is the company behind Misty, a robot platform purpose-built for developers. Misty is focused on enabling developers to build apps for its robots that offer value and utility for businesses and at home. Misty Robotics is a spin-out of connected toy company, Sphero. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the company is financially backed by Venrock, Foundry Group and others.